Rio Open 2023: Sebastian Baez vs Nicolas Jarry – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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6th seed Sebastian Baez will face world No. 139 Nicolas Jarry in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Rio Open on Friday.

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Sebastian Baez

Sebastian Baez

The 22-year-old came into the tournament after having a disappointing campaign in the Argentina Open where he was ousted in the first round. In the round of 32 of the Rio Open, Baez produced a dominating performance to defeat Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. The Argentine youngster had a win percentage of 80 on the first serve in this encounter.

In the round of 16, Baez took on Juan Pablo Varillas. This turned out to be a close affair but Baez did well to not allow the match to go into the third set. Baez won the match 7-5, 7-6 (8-6). He converted 6 out of 8 break points in the encounter.

Nicolas Jarry

Jarry failed to make it to the main draw of the Argentina Open as he lost in the first round of qualifying. However, in the Rio Open, he managed to sail into the main draw with comfortable wins against Camilo Ugo Carabelli and Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the qualifiers.

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Nicolas Jarry

In the round of 32, the 27-year-old outplayed 3rd seed Lorenzo Musetti. The match ended in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 in favor of Jarry who was sensational with his first serves. He had a win percentage of 86 with his first serves and also converted 4 out of 5 break points. In the round of 16, Jarry eased past Pedro Martinez in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. In this encounter, Jarry had a win percentage of 77 on the first serve and converted 4 out of 7 break points. He hasn’t been broken in the two matches he has played so far.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Sebastian Baez has a 1-0 lead in the head-to-head scoreline against Nicolas Jarry. Baez defeated the Chilean athlete in a Challenger event in Santiago, Chile in 2021. The match ended in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Prediction: Sebastian Baez to win in three sets.

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